28 octobre 2016

Seated Buddha, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Seated Buddha, 18th–19th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Smoky quartz. Overall: H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); D. 3 in. (7.6 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.859) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

28 octobre 2016

Vase with cover and base, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Vase with cover and base, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Smoky quartz. H. 10 in. (25.4 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.858a–c) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
17 mars 2016

Metazeunerite on Smoky Quartz, Namibia

Metazeunerite on Smoky Quartz, Namibia
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12 août 2015

Smoky Quartz from Switzerland

 Smoky Quartz from Switzerland
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08 août 2014

A selection of Animal Carvings by Gerd Dreher at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, September 16, 2014

A Fine Opal Carving, "The Pig," Gerd Dreher, Idar-Oberstein, Germany, 11.70 x 7.75 x 4.70 cm. Estimate $ 20,000-30,000. carved from an impressively large Brazilian opal nodule of even and richly saturated reddish orange color, the reclining pig is realistically depicted on a patch of rough ground, the skin intricately textured to suggest fine hair, the snout and ears fashioned to reveal the highly translucent and almost transparent gem quality of the opal, the eyes inset with hand painted details. Hand... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2014

The "100 Carats Club". Carved Smoky Quartz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club"

The "100 Carats Club". Carved Smoky Quartz--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club" Photo Bonhams. Suitable for tabletop or cabinet display, carved of medium-toned smoky quartz and well-polished. Weighing approximately 609.27 carats and measuring 85.0 x 47.0 x 23.0mm. Estimate US$ 500 - 700 (€360 - 510) Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com
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12 janvier 2014

Shattuckite, Malachite, Tourmaline, Elbaite, Smoky Quartz

  Shattuckite. Kandesei, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia   Shattuckite, Namibia.   Shattuckite and Malachite   Bi-colour Tourmaline Group of polychrome Elbaite crystals with Smoky Quartz This stunning specimen was mined by Pala at the Tourmaline Queen mine in 1972. Today it is on public display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Among the many discoveries at the Tourmaline Queen, one stands out—the “Blue Cap Pocket,” which was later referred to as the find of the... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2013

Zincite, Sphalerite, Quartz, Crocoite, Realgar, Spessartine, Smoky Quartz

Spessartine and Smoky Quartz - China Peruvian Realgar & Pyrite on Quartz Crocoite Sphalerite on Quartz Synthetic Zincite crystals
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19 juillet 2013

The Jack Halpern Collection

菱锰矿 RHODOCHROSITE 菱锰矿,产自南非(Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa),3.3 cm 高。Jack Halpern 收藏 菱锰矿 RHODOCHROSITE 菱锰矿,产自美国。Jack Halpern 收藏 蓝铜矿 Azurite 蓝铜矿,产自墨西哥(Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico),9 cm。Jack Halpern 收藏 锂电气石 ELBAITE 锂电气石,产自莫桑比克(Alto Lighona, Mozambique),8 cm 高。Jack Halpern 收藏 银星石 WAVELLITE 银星石,产自美国(Mauldin Mountain, Montgomery County, Arkansas, U.S.A ),9 cm。Jack Halpern 收藏 银星石 WAVELLITE 银星石,产自美国(Mauldin Mountain, Montgomery County, Arkansas, U.S.A ),9 cm。Jack Halpern 收藏 硫铜钴矿+方解石... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2013

Hemmerle Necklace, carved stone, diamonds, peridot, smoky quartz, bronze, white gold

Hemmerle Necklace, carved stone, diamonds, peridot, smoky quartz, bronze, white gold – Photo courtesy of Hemmerle The inspirational stone, an antique piece of carved marble given to Hemmerle by a prominent Chinese art collector,  cheerfully depicts the face of an ancient Chinese figure of Confucius charm.  Hemmerle's latest creation to be exhibited at Masterpiece London. (source http://www.jewelsdujour.com)
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